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Moments of Literary Joy: Ravens and Wuthering Heights

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As the school year comes to a close, all students and professors get a little exhausted, and this year I have a lot going on, so I have been especially feeling it. But I had a wonderful experience in class … Read More

Posted on 04/09/2016 05:00 am | Leave a comment

Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea

After rereading Judith Kerr’s Bombs on Aunt Dainty, a very autobiographical novel that describes her first art classes, I decided it was high time I should read some of her self-illustrated picture books. And it turns out that, although Kerr … Read More

Posted on 04/03/2016 04:04 pm | 1 Comment


If you are awpid-photo-24-may-2013-1706n American reader who admired and loved Judith Kerr’s novel based on her family’s escape from Germany in the 1930s, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, there is something you need to know immediately. It is … Read More

Posted on 03/27/2016 05:43 pm | 6 Comments

Moments of Literary Joy: Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park

This week’s moment of literary joy comes from chapter 11 of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, which I’ve just been teaching in my Nineteenth-Century British Fiction class.45032


Here’s the passage:


Fanny agreed to it, and had the pleasure Read More

Posted on 02/29/2016 05:00 am | Leave a comment

Moments of Literary Joy: Shana Burg’s Laugh With the Moon

This week’s moment of literary joy (well, really there are two today!) comes from Shana Burg’s Laugh With the Moon (Delacorte 2012), a middle-grade novel about an American adolescent, Clare.


Clare has recently lost her mother and is taken, unwillingly, … Read More

Posted on 02/08/2016 03:37 am | 2 Comments